Ahhhh, what a gorgeous mini-weekend! Finished the weekend at Väkst restaurant and that is definitely one of the best restaurants I have ever visited. Being veggie was sheer delight when they had so many yummy veggie dishes on offer. In my opinion, Väkst is better than 108, but I’d recommend them both. Before dinner, we walked all around the city and there was a Yoko Ono exhibition at Papirön (Paper Island), which was fabulous. The exhibition was called Wish Tree and the visitors could write little notes with their innermost wishes and hang them up in a tree. A brilliant idea that really inspired me.
Then I’ve read the interview that Damernas Värld magazine did with me. I was a little bit sad and upset when I saw the cover with the quote “My employees have rushed out of the office in tears.” Of course, that’s not the case and if anyone has followed me and my journey with the companies through the years, you would know that we have great fun together at the office and I am a supportive, encouraging manager that will do everything to make my employees thrive and love both their job and their workplace. My passion is to boost the people around me and this is one of my driving forces in life.
The situation that was exemplified was to do with an occasion many years ago. I can be very direct and rational and I gave someone feedback on a presentation that didn’t quite cut it; the individual in question took this personally and got upset. I learnt a lot from that and today I am much clearer with anyone that doesn’t know me well enough and I make sure they know that what I am about to say is always concerning their work or specific task, not the person as such. I have been managing people for a long time, 11 years as a boss by now, and I am constantly learning new things that make me a better leader. It’s not easy. When I became a mother for the first time, I became a much better manager, which I find really cool. Just about to board my flight to Stockholm after two days of revitalization and recuperation. I’ve made sure I have topped up on energy deep down into my soul, which makes me peaceful at the same time. Beautiful combo!